Ira D. Witmer Family Papers
Scope and Contents
Collection includes letters received by Ira D. Witmer of Lancaster County, Pa., from Amos Harmer and William Tweed, both serving as privates in Company D of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves during the Civil War. The letters describe winter encampment at Camp Peirpont in Virginia and the regiment's activities during the first year of the war. Other letters to Witmer are from his cousin, Henry Herr Witmer, of Paradise, Pa. A "Catalogue of pupils" by George Witmer, a "Draught or map of the estate of Philip Ferree" and a photograph album of unidentified family members are also included in the collection.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Ira D. Witmer was the son of a Paradise, Pa., merchant who corresponded with family and childhood friends during the American Civil War.
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Language of Materials
Correspondence (1861), list of pupils (1839), map (1802), photograph album.
Technical Access Requirements
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Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
- Tweed, William, 1842- -- Correspondence.
- Witmer, Henry Herr, 1844- -- Correspondence.
- Witmer, Ira D., 1844- -- Correspondence.
- Paradise (Lancaster County, Pa. : Township) -- History.
- Private schools -- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster County.
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence.
- United States History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
- United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 30th (1861-1865)
- Archon Finding Aid Title
- Description rules
- Other Unmapped
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
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